PHYSTuesday, August 19, 2008

1:20 PM-5:00 PM Loews -- Regency C1, Oral
Advances in the Electronic Structure of Transition Metal Systems and Organometallics
Organizer:Mu-Hyun Baik
Organizer, Presiding:Christopher J. Cramer
1:20 PMSize-selected deposition of transition metal sulfides: Insights toward model systems in catalysis
Melissa J. Patterson, James M. Lightstone, Michael G. White
1:40 PMOn the negative oxidation state and chemical bonding of late transition metal elements in their compounds with electropositive main group elements
Myung-Hwan Whangbo, Changhoon Lee, Juergen Koehler
2:20 PMRecent developments in multiconfigurational perturbation theory and applications in bioinorganic chemistry: An alternative to DFT?
Kristine Pierloot
3:00 PMIntermission
3:20 PMHydrogen storage and catalytic properties of transition metal clusters: Bonding changes and saturation effects
P. Tarakeshwar, T. J. Dhilip Kumar, Balakrishnan Naduvalath
3:40 PMComputational investigations of Ni- and Rh-catalyzed C-C bond formation
K. N. Houk, Paul Ha-Yeon Cheong, Peng Liu, Patrick McCarren
4:20 PMReaction mechanisms for catalytic reactions and their use in developing improved catalysts
William A Goddard III

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The 236th ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 17-21, 2008